Artist Statement

Nana (Hwanhee Kim, 1980, South Korea) & Felix (Felix Nybergh, 1985, Finland) are an artist duo working together since 2012. Originally trained as a painter and a photographer respectively, we carry out projects in a wide range of different media, often in series, such as drawings, photographs, texts, three dimensional works, video and sound installations.

Our work is conditioned by us coming from, and living between, two very different cultures. Our work deals with, and is shaped by, the disparities between the portrayals of the (supposedly shared) reality these cultures produce. Our work process consists of readapting and recycling prominent art historical canons, both from East and West. In doing so we try to make incisions to the cultural narratives that condition the ways we see and interact with the world.

As visual artists, we aspire to expand our understanding of the ways our lives as both artists and citizens unfold within the society we live in. All of our projects, both past and future, always try to challenge our own prejudices, processing them with honesty, irony and humility.

μž‘κ°€ λ…ΈνŠΈ

λ‚˜λ‚˜(κΉ€ν™˜ν¬, 1980λ…„ μ„œμšΈ)와 펠릭슀(펠릭슀 λ‰˜λ² λ¦¬, 1985λ…„ ν—¬μ‹±ν‚€)λŠ” μ„œμšΈκ³Ό 헬싱킀에 κΈ°λ°˜μ„ 두고 ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈ λ“€μ˜€μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 각각 νšŒν™”μ™€ μ‚¬μ§„μœΌλ‘œ 각자의 μ˜ˆμˆ ν™œλ™μ„ μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆμ§€λ§Œ, 2012λ…„ λΆ€ν„° ν•¨κ»˜ μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈ λ“€μ˜€λ‘œμ„œ 사진, λ“œλ‘œμž‰, ν…μŠ€νŠΈ, μ‘°ν˜•, μ˜μƒ 및 μ‚¬μš΄λ“œ μ„€μΉ˜ λ“±μ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 맀체λ₯Ό ν™œμš©ν•˜μ—¬ μ‹œλ¦¬μ¦ˆλ‘œ 이루어진 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ“€μ„ 진행해 였고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

μš°λ¦¬κ°€ μ§„ν–‰ν•˜λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ“€μ€ 크게 λ‹€λ₯Έ 두 λ¬Έν™”, ν•€λž€λ“œμ™€ ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ 각각 μžλž€ 각자의 κ²½ν—˜κ³Ό 이제 κ·Έ 두 λ¬Έν™”λ₯Ό λ²ˆκ°ˆμ•„κ°€λ©° μ‚΄μ•„κ°€λŠ” νŠΉμˆ˜ν•œ 상황에 μ’Œμš°λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ„œλ‘œ λ‹€λ₯Έ λ¬Έν™”κ°€ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄λ‚΄λŠ” λ‹€μ–‘ν•˜λ©΄μ„œλ„ μ–΄μ©Œλ©΄ 우리 λͺ¨λ‘κ°€ 이미 κ³΅μ‘΄ν•˜λŠ” ν˜„μ‹€λ“€μ„ λ¬˜μ‚¬ν•˜κ³  κ·Έ 사이에 λ‚˜νƒ€λ‚˜λŠ” 차이점듀을 λ°”νƒ•μœΌλ‘œ 우리의 μž‘μ—…μ„ μ§„ν–‰μ‹œμΌœ λ‚˜κ°‘λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž‘μ—… κ³Όμ •μ—μ„œ μš°λ¦¬λŠ” λ™μ„œμ–‘μ˜ μ „ν†΅μ˜ˆμˆ  λ˜λŠ” 잘 μ•Œλ €μ§„ ν˜„λŒ€λ―Έμˆ κ°€λ“€μ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ 차용 λ˜λŠ” λ¦¬λ©”μ΄ν¬ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이런 λ°©μ‹μ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ 톡해 μš°λ¦¬λŠ” 세상을 바라보고 μ†Œν†΅ν•˜λŠ” 방식을 κ²°μ •ν•˜λŠ” 문화적 λ„€λŸ¬ν‹°λΈŒλ₯Ό μ§€μ ν•˜κ³  ν•΄λΆ€ν•˜λŠ”λ° λͺ©ν‘œλ₯Ό 두고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

μ‹œκ°μ˜ˆμˆ μ„ λ‹€λ£¨λŠ” μž‘κ°€μΈ λ™μ‹œμ— ν•œ μ‚¬λžŒμ˜ μ‹œλ―ΌμœΌλ‘œμ„œ, μš°λ¦¬λŠ” μš°λ¦¬κ°€ μ†ν•΄μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬νšŒ μ†μ˜ 삢이 μ–΄λ–€ λ°©μ‹μœΌλ‘œ μ „κ°œλ˜λŠ”μ§€ μ’€ 더 ν­λ„“κ²Œ μ΄ν•΄ν•˜λŠ”λ° λͺ©ν‘œλ₯Ό λ‘‘λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ§€λ‚œ ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλΆ€ν„° μ•žμœΌλ‘œμ˜ ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ“€ λͺ¨λ‘ μ •μ§ν•˜κ³  κ²Έμ†ν•œ νƒœλ„μ™€ 역섀적인 μ–Έμ–΄λ₯Ό 톡해 우리 μŠ€μŠ€λ‘œκ°€ 가진 νŽΈκ²¬μ— 항상 λ„μ „ν•˜λ €κ³  λ…Έλ ₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.